Balwearie High School

Spanish - National 4

Course Content

The Course provides learners with the opportunity to develop their reading, listening, talking and writing skills in order to understand and use a modern language. This Course is made up of three mandatory Units which taken together, include the four language skills of reading, listening and talking, and writing.

The structure of the Units enables learners to focus on the skills required to understand and use a modern language, and to integrate reading, listening, talking and writing skills across the Units. Each Unit also offers opportunities for learners to focus on particular skills. The three units are:

 

  • Modern Languages: Understanding Language

The purpose of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop reading and listening skills in the modern language and to develop their knowledge of straightforward language in the contexts of society, learning, employability, and culture.

  • Modern Languages: Using Language

The purpose of this Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop talking and writing skills in the modern language, and to develop their knowledge of straightforward language in the contexts of society, learning, employability, and culture.

  • Added Value Unit: Modern Languages: Assignment

The purpose of this Added Value Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to apply their language skills to investigate a chosen topic in a familiar context in the modern language.



Topics in National 4 Spanish are taught across four contexts:

  • Context 1: Society 
  • Context 2: Learning
  • Context 3: Employability
  • Context 4: Culture

Homework

Homework is an extremely important part of the course.

 

Assessment

Pupils will be assessed in the following ways:

Internal Assessment

  • All assessment at Nat4 is internal on a Pass/Fail basis for each unit.
  • The added value unit is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis - no mark/grade is applied.

External Assessment

  • There is NO external assessment - no final exam.

Progression

Pupils who successfully complete the National 4 course can progress to National 5.